Member Resources

 


PayworksPayworks

Here’s an easy way to handle your payroll.

Payworks offers innovative web-based Payroll, HR and Employee Time Management solutions to businesses across Canada.

For members of the BC Chamber of Commerce, we offer the following*:

  • Basic Run Charge $15.60 & Implementation cost of $150.00
  • Integration with the Chamber Group Plan
  • Year-end tax filing/T4’s
  • $1.32 per Direct Deposit or Cheques

*All prices are subject to change without notice as per the terms of your service agreement.

For more information, visit; www.payworks.ca


MyAlberni APP

Now Available for Download at: http://myalberni.com/

The new APP for the Alberni Valley is a remarkable achievement consisting of the best available in today's technology. The APP designed by the MyAlberni APP team with community consultation through Community Futures Alberni Clayoquot and the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce is designed not 'only' for the Visitors to the area but for everyone who calls the Alberni Valley home. With updated Events, local attractions, opportunities for ongoing updates from each participating business the APP will clearly serve as a strong marketing tool for any and all businesses.

The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce purchased an 'Advertising Plan' with the MyAlberni APP team that permits us and encourages us to provide YOU - Our Members with purchase Discounts on the APP. So, if you're a member of the Chamber of Commerce or soon to be one then please contact us and we'll get you on the APP at a discounted rate. It's a Win Win for everyone!

Download it now, use it right away


Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance

Constant Contact

Constant Contact is free for Chamber Members after signing up, and business members receive a 20% discount for 6 months, or 25% for 12 months.

Constant Contact uses fully customizable templates for newsletter, announcements, events and surveys.  It is an email marketing and survey tool which allows you to track information about who is reading your releases, and also what links are followed.

Both existing customers with Constant Contact and new users are eligible for this discount.

Chambers of Commerce must sign up directly with Constant Contact first, then your members are eligible to receive the discount.

Chambers who wish to sign up should contact:

Guy Steeves
Regional Director of Development
604-516-9686
gsteeves@constantcontact.com
www.constantcontact.com

Business members who are existing Constant Contact users can receive the discount by emailing: chamberprogram@constantcontact.com

To create an account with Constant Contact and receive the Chamber member discount, visit:
www.constantcontact.com/chambermembers.

 


First Data

Merchant service discounts for Chambers

The British Columbia Chamber of Commerce and First Data, a leader in the electronic payment processing industry, have partnered to bring you exclusive benefits to help grow your business. Together we are ready to help you with preferred pricing and products tailored to suit your needs.

For additional information, please contact:

Matt Landry
Strategic Partnerships
First Data

Phone: 604-796-8750


WorldHost Customer Service Training

WorldHost Customer Service workshops and products are proven, effective and affordable customer service training solutions that will impress your customers, empower your teams and distinguish your business. Whether it's in-class training, customized solutions, or e-Learning, we strive to provide learners with the best tools to become polished professionals in the tourism industry. We believe that great customer service is great business.

Therefore, WorldHost Training Services has developed workshops to encourage skill development in a wide variety of areas and for specific markets and sectors. Please contact the Chamber for more information about this excellent program.

 


Chamber Group Insurance

Considered the VERY BEST Group Insurance Plan available in Canada you as a Member of the Chamber of Commerce can access the program. The Plan offers flexibility unknown in the industry where even a sole proprietorship can access the group plan. And, as part of the plan you are protected against user based premium increases as your rates are blended throughout the system thereby given you the benefits of a large business while being small.

  • Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Dependent Life
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Health Insurance
  • Travel Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Orthodontics (for groups of 10+)
  • Employee Assistance Counseling
  • Vision Care
  • Drug Plans Including "Drug Card" Options, paying benefits right in the pharmacy
  • Business Overhead Benefits
  • RRSPs (PDF)

You can reach our LOCAL representative who is keen to meet with you, at your convenience, at: askaboutinsurance@albernichamber.ca

You can request a quote through this link:

http://www.chamberplan.ca/request-a-quote


EssoAbsolute Energy

Our natural gas provider provides exclusive wholesale pricing to Chamber members at rates below the current Fortis Utility Rate. Our current offering is as follows: One Year Price: $2.95/GJ.

Key benefits:

  • Savings: Our current one-year rate option secures 30% savings over the last 12 months’ average Fortis rate.

  • Budget without worry: rates are guaranteed and locked in for the full term of the contract.

  • No additional charges, invoices or payments, as Bluestream prices are invoiced on Fortis’ bill.

  • Optional 3 year rate controls future energy expenditures at a favourable rate.

  • A program you can trust: Absolute Energy is a highly regarded energy brokerage firm managing 50% of BC industrial volumes.

Key points about this natural gas program:

  1. The program provides guaranteed fixed Gas Cost rates for one to five years as an alternative to the variable Fortis Gas Cost.  This is precisely like choosing a fixed over a variable rate mortgage.

  2. The focus will be to establish an initial 12 month firm price arrangement with business members.  The price offered will be at a discount to the current Fortis rate and therefore will provide initial savings and potential higher savings if prices increase this fall.

  3. After enrolment in the initial year arrangement, the Chamber will make renewal prices offers available over the next 12 months for members to consider.  If members choose not to renew they will automatically return to the Fortis regulated rate at expiry of the initial Agreement.

  4. The objective for members is to create cost certainty and to protect against potential price escalation over time.  Savings are never guaranteed and market prices in the future are never certain.

  5. Fortis has just announced a rate decrease down to $2.98/GJ to reflect current low market prices for the period of April through June of 2012.  The Chamber offer price for one year at $2.95/GJ is only slightly lower than the Fortis rate but the chamber rate is guaranteed through to summer 2013 vs. the Fortis rate subject to change again as early as July and highly likely to increase this fall when members are actually consuming substantial volumes of natural gas again.

Marketing Process:

  1. Absolute Energy shall provide information to Chambers on this program and on the market upon request at any time.

  2. The Chamber can put out marketing pieces to members on a regular/quarterly basis.  Members are free to register at any time.

  3. Members interested in participating can fill out the interest form; phone the chamber or phone Absolute Energy directly for more information and to get the enrolment forms.

  4. Absolute Energy will manage the registration process with customers directly and those contracts will be between the members and Absolute Energy affiliate Bluestream Energy.

Contact Information

Kirby Morrow
604-982-0467

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Make the most out of your Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce membership and take advantage of some of the most competitive rates available on shipping services with the UPS Members Benefit Program. We’re excited to share this opportunity with you and enhance our members’ savings through UPS. See how you’ll save:

 

Small Package Services

- 30% off shipments within Canada

- 30% off shipments to the U.S.

- 30% off shipments to worldwide destinations

- 25% off imports into Canada

 

Freight Services

- Savings start at 75% off heavyweight, LTL (Less-than-Truckload) shipments over 150 lb.

 

Also Included

- 20% off brokerage entry preparation fees

- FREE Automatic Daily Pickup (Weekly service charge waived)

- FREE UPS On-Call Pickup®

- FREE Freight Collect 3rd Party Service (Surcharge waived)

 

Plus, UPS is committed to providing value that goes beyond cost and on-time delivery. Customized solutions and reliable services for shipping, tracking and billing drive greater efficiency and streamline internal processes.

 


Put logistics to work for you. You can receive these discounts even if you already have a UPS account. It’s free to sign up and there are no minimum shipping requirements. To enroll and start saving, visit membersbenefitprogram.com/AVCC or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST.